Integrated Pediatric Global Health Research Fellowship

While up to one-fifth of BCRP residents spend some elective time at an international site, the BCRP also recognizes that a smaller number of residents are committed to careers in global child health, research and service delivery. The BCRP provides a unique integrated training opportunity for these residents.  In 2009, the BCRP partnered with Boston University's School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics to establish a four-year integrated residency/fellowship for candidates interested in a career in pediatric global health research. This fellowship is only open to applicants in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track, with the application process in the fall of the PGY2 year and fellowship activities to be completed in the PGY3 and PGY4 years. One resident per year is selected to participate in the fellowship.

Fellows work closely with faculty members from Boston University’s Center for Global Health and Development in applied global health research as well as pursue advance training in epidemiology, biostatistics, research design, monitoring and evaluation through the BU’s School of Public Health.

Core aspects of the fellowship include:

  • Completion of pediatric residency training in four academic years
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology at Boston University's School of Public Health
  • Mentored applied research in global child health with faculty at Boston University’s Center for Global Health and Development

More information is available here.

Contact Dr. Rachael Bonawitz, the Fellowship Director for more information.

Boston Children's Hospital Postgraduate Global Pediatric Fellowship In Health Service Delivery

The Global Pediatrics Program offers a postgraduate fellowship program in global health, in collaboration with Partners in Health. Fellows combine work in Liberia, Haiti and Rwanda with clinical service and course work in Boston. While abroad, fellows work with Liberian, Rwandan and Haitian colleagues to improve the quality of pediatric services. Fellows share their clinical experience through bedside and didactic teaching, and work with local staff to implement specific programs and projects. Areas of focus for the fellows' have included prevention of maternal-to-child transmission of HIV, neonatology, oncology, and care of children with chronic and non-communicable disease. This focus on global health service delivery provides critical support to our partner sites in Haiti and Rwanda, and provides fellows with an opportunity to develop skills and experience in clinical care in low resource settings, in medical education, and in program design, management and evaluation. Contact Kim Wilson, Fellowship Director for more details.

More information is available here.

Fellowship in Global Health Research in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) in Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Track offers a unique post-residency opportunity for hematology/oncology fellows to train in aspects of global health. Mentored clinical and clinical research training take place in one of the Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders Center partner institutions in a low- or middle-income country, as well as participating in research projects in health systems, cancer disparities, epidemiology, etc. Currently the sites that are available to fellows include any of the member institutions of AHOPCA (La Asociacion de Hemato-Oncologia Pediatrica de Centroamerica y Republica Dominicana), a pediatric oncology association that has a designated pediatric oncology facility in every country in Central America and the Dominican Republic. In addition, the GHI is collaborating with the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has ongoing research, education and capacity-building activities in Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, South America and the Caucasus Region. Fellows spend one to three months per year at one of these sites during the second, third and fourth years of their fellowship training. Contact Irini Albanti, GHI Manager, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for more information.